September at Hillwood

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Please note:
Hillwood is closed Labor Day, Monday, September 4,
but will be open Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On View

Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection

Through January 7, 2018

The first exhibition at Hillwood to display more than fifty pieces of jewelry that once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post, Spectacular will tell the story behind the remarkable stones and the pieces of jewelry into which the stones were transformed. 

A Perfect Fit: Oldric Royce and Marjorie Merriweather Post

Opening September 12, 2017

In celebration of the publication of Oldřich Rosenbaum/Oldric Royce: A Life in Fashion from Prague to New York, coauthored by Howard Kurtz, Hillwood’s associate curator of costumes and textiles, day and eveningwear made for Marjorie Merriweather Post by Oldric Royce will be highlighted throughout the bedroom suite.

 

Garden Tours

Fall Garden Tours

Friday, September 1-Sunday, November 12, 2017 
10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Join a knowledgeable tour guide to learn about the history, design, plants and flowers of the 13 acres of formal gardens.

   

Programs

Family Picnic in Partnership with Rainbow Families

Sunday, September 10, 2017 
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Connect with other LGBT families and enjoy Hillwood's urban oasis at this family celebration.

Concert by Not What You Think

Sunday, September 10, 2017
2-3 p.m.

Not What You Think presents pop, light jazz, and folk songs. 

Preschool Series: Fanciful Heroes

Thursday, September 14 and 28, 2017 
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Explore a new mansion room each week of this three-part series through make believe, art projects, and imaginative play.

A Fashion Designer and His Ideal Client

Friday, September 15, 2017 
12:45-1:30 p.m.

Howard Kurtz, Hillwood’s associate curator of costume and textiles, will present an illustrated lecture about Marjorie Merriweather Post and her relationship with fashion designer Oldric Royce from the 1940s until her death in 1973.    

Floral Jewels, Part One

Sunday, September 17, 2017 
10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

Take inspiration from Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection and create a stunning jewel-toned arrangement in this hands-on workshop.    

Floral Jewels, Part Two

Sunday, September 24, 2017 
10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

Take inspiration from Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection and create a stunning jewel-toned arrangement in this hands-on workshop.    

Royal Diamonds

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
5:30-8 p.m.

Visiting scholar Caroline de Guitaut, senior curator of decorative arts at the Royal Trust Collection, will present an illustrated lecture about famous diamonds owned by British royals.  

 

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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